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Rep. Terry Canales, Chair, House Committee on Transportation, says of Air Med 1: “I hope you never need them, but it’s a blessing to have them.

Featured: Ken Ponce, Founder and CEO, Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med, addresses state, county and city leaders and area residents during the ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the South Texas International Airport at Edinburg to celebrate the addition of Air Med 1, a multi-million dollar rotor (helicopter) air ambulance. Air Med 1 is the newest advanced life-saving resource for the privately-owned firm’s fleet of ground and air emergency medical transportation services, which includes more than 100 ambulances, wheel chair vans, supervisor units, a communications bus used for disasters, a special operations trailer equipped for mass casualty incidents, and two fixed wing Beechcraft King Air 90 air ambulances dedicated to emergency transfers. (https://www.hidalgocountyems.org/services/

Photograph Courtesy CITY OF EDINBURG

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Sen. Hinojosa, Rep. Canales played key roles in new Texas law that increases the public’s right to know how taxes are spent, reports Omar Ochoa

Featured, from left: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, Vice Chair, Senate Committee on Finance; Chief Justice Dori Contreras, 13th Court of Appeals, Edinburg/Corpus Christi; and Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, Chair, House Committee on Transportation. This image was taken on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at the Cimarron Country Club in Mission during the annual Legislative Luncheon Report Card organized by the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Photograph By ISMAEL GARCÍA

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Area state lawmakers to participate in “Legislative News Conference” at Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance from 10:15 to 11 a.m. on Thursday

Featured: Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco, whose proposal to create a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley was approved by the Texas House of Representatives on Monday, May 1, 2019 – but was never scheduled for action in the Texas Senate – is one of six area state lawmakers who are scheduled to highlight a “Legislative Press Conference” in Edinburg on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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$5 million on a direct course for planned key expansion at South Texas International Airport at Edinburg, announces Rep. Canales

$5 million in state funding for public safety hanger development at the South Texas International Airport at Edinburg should become closer to reality on Thursday, August 8, 2019, when the Edinburg City Council takes action to secure that money, Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, has announced.

Featured: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation, congratulates Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, for launching its rotor (helicopter) ambulance service for deep South Texas. Canales, who is flanked to his left by Kenny Ponce, President/CEO of the privately-owned Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med, made his remarks at the South Texas International Airport at Edinburg.

Photograph By KARLA PONCE

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Mario Lizcano, DHR Health’s corporate affairs chief, a key leader of hospital system’s proven dedication of service to the people of South Texas

Featured: Gov. Greg Abbott and Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Community Engagement and Corporate Affairs for DHR Health, pose for a photographer during a visit to the Rio Grande Valley by the governor for the emergency management meeting during the summer of 2018 in Edinburg in the conference room of the Hidalgo County Health Department.  Photograph Courtesy MARIO LIZCANO

Featured: Gov. Greg Abbott and Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Community Engagement and Corporate Affairs for DHR Health, pose for a photographer during a visit to the Rio Grande Valley by the governor for the emergency management meeting during the summer of 2018 in Edinburg in the conference room of the Hidalgo County Health Department.

Photograph Courtesy MARIO LIZCANO

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Valley state lawmakers to speak in McAllen during “Legislative Report Card Luncheon” scheduled for Wednesday, July 31 by RGV Hispanic Chamber

Featured: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, left, and Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission, center, are scheduled to be among the confirmed speakers for the annual Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s “Legislative Report Card Luncheon” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the Casa de Palmas Renaissance Hotel, 101 N. Main, McAllen. Tickets will remain available for purchase until Monday, July 29, 2019 from the organization for $50 per individual. For more information, contact the RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at (956) 928-0060. This image was taken on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 during a legislative reception at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Center for Innovation and Commercialization in Weslaco.

Featured: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, left, and Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission, center, are scheduled to be among the confirmed speakers for the annual Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s “Legislative Report Card Luncheon” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the Casa de Palmas Renaissance Hotel, 101 N. Main, McAllen. Tickets will remain available for purchase until Monday, July 29, 2019 from the organization for $50 per individual. For more information, contact the RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at (956) 928-0060. This image was taken on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 during a legislative reception at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Center for Innovation and Commercialization in Weslaco.

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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Alonzo Cantú, Texas business leader, political figure, and philanthropist helps headline US Citrus, LLC’s 1st Annual Employee Appreciation Dinner

Featured, from left: Verónica Reyna, Executive Assistant/Office Manager, US Citrus, LLC; Cheri Abraham, Ph.D., Operations Manager/Entomologist, US Citrus, LLC; Alonzo Cantú, Owner, Cantú Construction and Development Company, Chairman of the Board, Lone Star National Bank, and Member, Board of Managers, DHR Health; Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, who serves on the Financial Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.; Mani Skaria, Ph.D., Founder, President and CEO, US Citrus, LLC; Anne Skaria; and Lorena González, on Monday, May 27, 2019, promoting Persian lime produced by the firm, which is located in Hargill northeast of Edinburg. (https://uscitrus.com/products/persian-lime-tree)  Photograph By ISMAEL GARCÍA

Featured, from left: Verónica Reyna, Executive Assistant/Office Manager, US Citrus, LLC; Cheri Abraham, Ph.D., Operations Manager/Entomologist, US Citrus, LLC; Alonzo Cantú, Owner, Cantú Construction and Development Company, Chairman of the Board, Lone Star National Bank, and Member, Board of Managers, DHR Health; Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, who serves on the Financial Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.; Mani Skaria, Ph.D., Founder, President and CEO, US Citrus, LLC; Anne Skaria; and Lorena González, on Monday, May 27, 2019, promoting Persian lime produced by the firm, which is located in Hargill northeast of Edinburg. (https://uscitrus.com/products/persian-lime-tree)

Photograph By ISMAEL GARCÍA

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Regents make UT Austin more affordable as students from families earning up to $65K will have all tuition, fees covered beginning Fall 2020

Featured: Mónica Lugo of Brownsville recently made history at the 2019 American Advertising Awards® competition by becoming the first University of Texas Rio Grande Valley student to advance to nationals and to receive an award at that level. The ADDY Awards attracts nearly 35,000 professional and student entries annually. Lugo was one of 39 students in the country awarded a Silver. Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

Featured: Mónica Lugo of Brownsville recently made history at the 2019 American Advertising Awards® competition by becoming the first University of Texas Rio Grande Valley student to advance to nationals and to receive an award at that level. The ADDY Awards attracts nearly 35,000 professional and student entries annually. Lugo was one of 39 students in the country awarded a Silver.

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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Return of rotor (helicopter) ambulance service to Valley key to enhancing life-saving emergency care

Featured: Robert D. Martínez, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Physician Executive, DHR Health, addressing state legislators, county and city officials, and other community leaders at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance on Thursday, December 20, 2018 as part of the State of the Hospital Address.

Photograph Courtesy DHR Health

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